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(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

The IACRL Conference & Continuing Education Committee is pleased to announce its next Spark event! Join us for “Spark: Looking Back, Looking Forward”. The event will be held on Friday, June 11, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM via Zoom. Librarians from all libraries in Illinois are welcome to attend! Registration is now open here.

The Committee is currently seeking proposals in the theme of preparing for a post-pandemic future. Topics to consider include the following.

  • practices/services adopted during the pandemic you wish to sustain afterwards
  • lessons learned from transitioning back to in-person after a closure
  • considerations for possibly moving back to in-person in the fall
  • hybrid methods for online instruction
  • flipped classrooms
  • other thoughts on handling post-pandemic life in your library

Proposals on other topics will also be considered as space allows.

Presenters will give 10-minute lightning talks on their topics. After a set of lightning talks, attendees will go into breakout rooms to network and discuss the lightning round topics, and will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter in their breakout room. Participants will also be able to discuss their own experiences and ideas with one another.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit a proposal here by Friday, May 21. The schedule will be finalized no later than May 28.

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IACRL Announces Results of 2021 Officer Elections

(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL Past President)

The results of the 2021 IACRL (Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries) elections, which took place from April 1 to 30, are available. Congratulations to the newly-elected Vice-President/President-Elect, Dan Matthews, Moraine Valley Community College, and the newly-elected Secretary, Elena Carrillo, University of Illinois at Chicago! Their terms will start on July 1, 2021.

The full announcement, including a breakdown of the vote, is available here. Thank you very much to all of the candidates who ran in this year’s elections, and to the IACRL Nominations Committee.

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(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

The IACRL Conference & Continuing Education Committee is pleased to announce its next Spark event! Join us for “Spark: Looking Back, Looking Forward”. The event will be held on Friday, June 11, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM, via Zoom. Librarians from all libraries in Illinois are welcome to attend! Registration is now open here.

The Committee is currently seeking proposals in the theme of preparing for a post-pandemic future. Topics to consider include the following.

  • practices/services adopted during the pandemic you wish to sustain afterwards
  • lessons learned from transitioning back to in-person after a closure
  • considerations for possibly moving back to in-person in the fall
  • hybrid methods for online instruction
  • flipped classrooms
  • other thoughts on handling post-pandemic life in your library

Proposals on other topics will also be considered as space allows.

Presenters will give 10-minute lightning talks on their topics. After a set of lightning talks, attendees will go into breakout rooms to network and discuss the lightning round topics, and will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter in their breakout room. Participants will also be able to discuss their own experiences and ideas with one another.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit a proposal here by Friday, May 21. The schedule will be finalized no later than May 28.

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(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

The IACRL Conference & Continuing Education Committee is pleased to announce its next Spark event! Join us for “Spark: Looking Back, Looking Forward”. The event will be held on Friday, June 11, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM via Zoom. Librarians from all libraries in Illinois are welcome to attend! Registration is now open here.

The Committee is currently seeking proposals in the theme of preparing for a post-pandemic future. Topics to consider include the following.

  • practices/services adopted during the pandemic you wish to sustain afterwards
  • lessons learned from transitioning back to in-person after a closure
  • considerations for possibly moving back to in-person in the fall
  • hybrid methods for online instruction
  • flipped classrooms
  • other thoughts on handling post-pandemic life in your library

Proposals on other topics will also be considered as space allows.

Presenters will give 10-minute lightning talks on their topics. After a set of lightning talks, attendees will go into breakout rooms to network and discuss the lightning round topics, and will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter in their breakout room. Participants will also be able to discuss their own experiences and ideas with one another.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit a proposal here by Friday, May 21. The schedule will be finalized no later than May 28.

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(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

This is a reminder that registration is still open for the IACRL (Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries) Spring COVID-19 Town Hall, themed “One Year Later”. The event will take place on Friday, March 12, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. More information is below.

IACRL will host its second Town Hall to discuss what our libraries are doing to adapt physical spaces and online library instruction and services. We will hear from panelists from several academic libraries on strategies they have employed, follow by Q&A sessions with the panelists and an open discussion with attendees on how their libraries have adapted during the past year. All Illinois library staff are invited to attend.

Please register for the event here. If you have any questions, contact Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect, at emily.gilbert@rasmussen.edu.

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(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

Registration is open for the IACRL (Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries) Spring COVID-19 Town Hall, themed “One Year Later”. The event will take place on Friday, March 12, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. More information is below.

IACRL will host its second Town Hall to discuss what our libraries are doing to adapt physical spaces and online library instruction and services. We will hear from panelists from several academic libraries on strategies they have employed, follow by Q&A sessions with the panelists and an open discussion with attendees on how their libraries have adapted during the past year. All Illinois library staff are invited to attend.

Please register for the event here. If you have any questions, contact Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect, at emily.gilbert@rasmussen.edu.

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(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

IACRL is seeking panelists for a Spring Semester Town Hall, (official title tbd) on Friday, March 12, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. If you are interested in sharing how your library has adapted their physical operations or adapted their online instruction & services, we invite you to be a panelist!

We are looking to put together two panels:
1.  A panel discussing adapting physical spaces–10:00-11:00 AM
2.  A panel discussing adapting online library instruction & services–11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Each section will last one hour with 30 minutes dedicated to panelist presentation and 30 minutes for audience questions and discussion. We are hoping to have 3-5 panelists for each section with a roughly 5-10 minute presentation depending on number of panelists.

If you would like to be a panelist, please fill out this brief questionnaire by Sunday, February 21, letting us know your interest.

Please direct any questions to IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Emily Gilbert, at Emily.Gilbert@rasmussen.edu.

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(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL Past President)

The IACRL Nominations Committee is seeking candidates for the 2021-2022 Executive Board election. In April of 2021, members will vote for the IACRL Vice-President/President-elect and Secretary. The Vice-President/President-elect will serve three one-year terms, beginning in July of 2021 and ending in June of 2024. Secretary is a one-year position, beginning in July of 2021 and ending in June of 2022.

For more information and submit your nomination, please go here. Self-nominations are accepted. The nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, February 12. Please direct any questions to Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL Past President and Nominations Committee Chair, at mnieslenott@methodistcol.edu.

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(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

Join the Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries for a viewing of the ACRL webinar “Teaching Online in Plain Language: Creating Clear Research Guides, Library Websites, and Online Instruction”. We will stream the webinar on Zoom and discuss it afterwards. The viewing and discussion will take place on Wednesday, January 27, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT.

Please register here. A brief description of the webinar is below.

“Plain language” is a term from the legal field: federal law requires that government agencies are required to use clear communication that the public can understand and use. As online teachers, we can take advantage of the set of clear guidelines and best practices that has grown up around this requirement. The federal plain language guidelines are fully in line with web usability recommendations, and can help streamline and clarify our online teaching. Whether you’re writing for a library website, a tutorial, a research guide or some other format, you’ll learn how to make your materials more accessible to the widest possible audience without dumbing them down.

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(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

IACRL is seeking panelists for a Spring Semester Town Hall, (official title to be determined) on Friday, March 12, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. If you are interested in sharing how your library has adapted its physical operations or adapted its online instruction and services, we invite you to be a panelist!

We are looking to put together two panels:
1.  A panel discussing adapting physical spaces–10:00-11:00 AM
2.  A panel discussing adapting online library instruction and services–11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Each section will last one hour with 30 minutes dedicated to panelist presentation and 30 minutes for audience questions and discussion. We are hoping to have 3-5 panelists for each section with a roughly 5-10 minute presentation depending on number of panelists.

If you would like to be a panelist, please fill out this brief questionnaire letting us know your interests. Please note that the deadline for submissions will be Sunday, February 21.

Please contact Emily Gilbert, at Emily.Gilbert@rasmussen.edu, with any questions or concerns.

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